Moore's Creek National Battlefield, Currie

The Loyalists, mostly Scottish Highlanders wielding broadswords, expected to find only a small Patriot force thanks to a quick thinking plan by Patriot Colonel Richard Caswell. As the Loyalists advanced across the bridge, Patriot shots rang out and dozens of Loyalists fell, including their commanders. Stunned, outgunned and leaderless, the Loyalists surrendered, retreating in confusion.

The battle ended Royal Governor Josiah Martin's hopes of regaining control of the colony for the British crown. The Loyalist defeat ended British plans for an invasionary force to land in Brunswick, North Carolina.

In addition to ending British authority in the colony, the Patriot victory led North Carolina to be the first colony to vote for independence.

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge helped to influenced the 13 colonies to declare independence on July 4, 1776.
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  • Visitors to Moores Creek National Battlefield, located about 20 northwest of Wilmington, will discover that the brief skirmish which took place here in the early morning hours of February 27, 1776, ha...  more »
  • The battle at Moore’s creek was key in stopping the British from advancing through a southern route and the signage, as well as staff, made the battlefield come alive. The park is very well equipped a...  more »
  • I was thoroughly impressed and downright surprised by this beautiful national park hidden among the longleaf pines in rural (and I mean rural) SE North Carolina! The Visitor Center was closed for remo...  more »
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  • Beautiful nature trails, famous revolutionary war battle site, historically significant to North Carolina history. Self guided tours with historical facts posted along the trails. Quiet peaceful place to walk on rubber recycled covered trails. Wooden boardwalk across Moore's Creek. You will see all types of wildlife, monuments to both sides of the battle participants: colonists (patriots) and the Loyalists (Tories) and to Pvt. Grady, the only Patriot causality of the battle. Park Rangers are very friendly and willing to take you on a personally guided your. The is no charge to visit this historic battle site. Camp sites available, no electric outlets or dumping stations. Tent camping only, except there is one site available for extended camping option if you are willing to volunteer at the Park a specific amount of hours per week.
  • There is approximately a one mile walk around the battlefield on a good path with plenty of informative plaques and park benches. They have a visitors center providing more information and a video show depicting the battle. There are also restrooms and picnic tables.
  • This the greatest place to take your family and usually on every 3rd Saturday starting in August till Nov is a living history event as well as some special occasions through out the year.
  • Great place, so interesting. Had a wonderful time watching the reenactment and seeing how people lived back in the 1700's.
  • I was camping with Girl Scouts and stopped to talked to the Ranger in the store. He was great, very educated and a joy to talk to. He gave great information about the battleground. Also, my car tire went flat and the other park ranger was great and helped me. Thank you for a great experience.
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